MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 119%
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics25.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive234% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 23 '19 at 14:27
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Memory 91.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 275
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 779
84% 652 Pts
64-Core 785
53% 785 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
Gigabyte(1458 3747) 2GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Lighting 96.9
Reflection 64.4
Parallax 96.3
26% 85.9 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 94
Splatting 73
26% 78.7 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 512GB
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 635 585 494 490 498 502 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
234% Outstanding
Read 1,851
Write 1,914
Mixed 1,427
SusWrite 534
321% 1,431 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 60.1
214% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,383
DQ Write 1,380
DQ Mixed 1,296
997% 1,353 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 234%
Great: 310%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$467
931GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 111 110 110 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 108
Write 103
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 110
69% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL17-17-17 D4-2400 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 26.6
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 26.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 24,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 79%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $961
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